This course aims to enable its participants with cutting-edge hands-on analytical tools of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in the context of development. The course takes an approach that is critical, hands-on, and inclusive. By offering a range of key gender themes, analytical tools, as well as thought-provoking thematic and regional case studies from different cultural contexts, the course engages the participants in thinking gender critically in the development projects, programs, and organisations. Upon completion of this course, the participants will have a fair understanding of the concepts and approaches of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming both at the project/program and organisational levels; will be able to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the gender issues by describing and evaluating data from a gender perspective; and will have the skills to identify the gender concerns and gaps and formulate and appraise gender mainstreamed development projects and programs.
Policy consequences, both intended and unintended, often vary along gender lines due to the economic and social conditions men and women are exposed to. The institutions and structures we operate within contribute to these gendered effects and may affect policy implementation; and hence may impact adversely on the projects and programs emerge from such policy environment. It is only through a gender analysis of projects and programs that these differences become apparent, and solutions devised. By considering gender at all stages, policymakers are able to ensure a more efficient allocation of resources. Therefore, a gender perspective is critical in all projects and programs considerations. Join us to learn the practical skills to apply a gendered approach to development policies, programs and projects.Gender analysis of development projects and programs will consider:
- important concepts of gender and development and
- gender analysis tools.
- gender mainstreaming concepts, history, and background;
- gender mainstreaming tools and
To enable students with a set of analytical tools of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in the context of development projects, programs, and organisations.
The course will consist of lecture sessions, brainstorming, group-based workshop/activities and open discussion.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will:
- have a fair understanding of the concepts and approaches of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming both at the project/program and organisational levels
- be able to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the gender issues by describing and evaluating data from a gender perspective
- have the skills to identify the gender concerns and gaps and be able to formulate and appraise gender mainstreamed development projects and programs.
Anticipated behavioural and business impacts of the course include:
This proposed course has been designed to be practical and hands-on and upon completion of this course, the participants will end up with a set of tools that they can begin applying in their day-to-day work soon after they go back to their context.
Who should attend?
- This course is suitable for APS Level 4 and above and Officer/Senior Officer level and above.
- Government departments, development organisations and NGOs.
- Participants should be familiar with projects and programs within the development sector and/or be familiar with the nature of development organisations.
Dr Joyce Das
Dr Joyce Das holds extensive experience in teaching courses on Gender and Development both in ANU and ADFA. In 2017, she completed her PhD in Gender Studies from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Dr Das brings a decade-long experience in working in the development sector in Bangladesh, first in the World Bank and then in the YWCA of Bangladesh. Since 2016, she has worked as the Gender and Inclusion Specialist in both Australia Africa Awards Fellowship Program and Australia Awards South West Asia in the areas of ocean governance and sustainable fisheries, minerals and energy economics, energy security, and executive leadership.